Banani rape case: Shafat’s driver, gunman on remand

Dhaka,  Wed,  28 June 2017
Published : 16 May 2017, 16:59:08
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Banani rape case: Shafat’s driver, gunman on remand

A Dhaka court granted a four-day remand to interrogate Banani rape case prime accused Shafat Ahmed’s driver Billal in connection with the incident.

The court also put Shafat’s gunman Rahmat on a three-day remand.

Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Lashkar Sohel Rana granted the remand when Ismat Ara Omi, inspector of Victim Support Centre and also the investigation officer of the case, produced them before the court seeking a 10-day remand for each, reports UNB.

On March 28, The two university girls were raped at Rainree Hotel. One of the rape victims filed a case with Banani Police Station on May 6 accusing five people.

Of the accused, Shafat, 26, and Nayeem, 30, were sued for raping the two female university students while Shadman 24, Billal, 26, and his unnamed bodyguard for abetting in the crime.

On Monday, a team of Rapid Action Battalion-10 picked up driver Billal from Ibrahim Hotel on Nawabpur Road in old Dhaka while DB police arrested gunman Rahman along with a shotgun and 10 bullets from Gulshan area.

Police arrested Shafat and Shadman Sakif from Sylhet in connection with the case on May 11.

Four accused have so far been arrested in connection with the rape incident but the 5th one, Nayeem Ashraf, has been on the run.
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